A Murder #general #ukraine

Sandra Penn

In 1937, Yehuda Pen was murdered in Vitebsk, Ukraine. He was the first art teacher of Marc Chagall. I have not been able to find out his relatives. We share the name Pen (my grandfather and father were listed as Pen on their documents.) The name is unusual in eastern Europe. How would I find out if we are related when I can find no family for him?
Thank you.
Sandra Penn (the extra n was added at Castelgarten.)

Alan Shuchat

There is an article about Pen on a Russian-language Wikipedia page. It gives some family information about him and cites some references that might be helpful. You can use Google Chrome to translate it: https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Пэн,_Юдель_Моисеевич
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)